Paradise Settlement Services, LLC (“Paradise”) is a National Title Insurance Agency licensed in thirty-six states and operating with strategic partners in the remaining states to provide nationwide coverage to its clients. Paradise was founded in 2007 by Christopher J. McLucas, CEO after having sold his interest in a previous title insurance agency after five years of operation. Paradise began with two offices and now provides coverage through eight strategically placed offices. Paradise maintains its national processing center and corporate headquarters in Lewisville, Texas. Paradise handles real estate transactions nationwide for both regional and national mortgage bankers, mortgage lenders, national and regional banks, real estate agents, city, county and state governments.
Paradise provides a one stop shop for real estate transactions, including but not limited to, refinances, purchases, foreclosures, reverse mortgages, right-of-way acquisitions, and commercial. Paradise handles the transaction from initial order placement through final policy issuance including all recording and escrow functions.
Areas of Expertise
- Title Examination
- Title Curative and Clearance
- National Closing Network
- National Recording
- 72 Hour Turn Time for Title
- Document Preparation
- Web Access processing
- Right of Way Acquisitions
- Tax Certification
- Reverse Mortgages/Refinances/Purchases
- Commercial Property
Paradise Settlement Services, LLC employs a professional staff skilled in all phases of the closing process:
Christopher J McLucas is an Eagle Scout, United States Marine and Rotarian.
Christopher is the CEO and Founder of Paradise Settlement Services, LLC he also is an Adjunct Professor teaching Contract Law, Tort Law, Criminological Theory and Statistics.
He is a member of the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club. He currently holds the office of Assistant Governor for District 5790. He is the Past President of his Rotary Club and has been a leader in and participated in numerous international humanitarian and medical aid trips throughout the world.
Chris actively participates and is the Board Chairman for The Boys and Girls Club of North Central Texas.
Dale Ward, CFO has more than 22 years of accounting experience with the previous 8 years being directly related to a national title agency platform. He oversees all of the daily accounting and escrow accounting functions as well as the state’s department of insurance and underwriter audits.
Keith Hafner has more than 31 years in the title industry, first starting as a title searcher and moved to residential examination. In 1988 moved to commercial examination. Have held various leadership roles moving upward from Division Manager, State Operations Manager, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President/Agency Operations Manager, and finally as President/Agency Operations Manager.
Education and Training
Paradise maintains an internal training program for its staff in order to stay up to date on the trends and legislative issues that affect the mortgage and title insurance industries. In addition to internal training all employees complete the required continuing education for the states in which Paradise is licensed.
- National Reverse Mortgage Association
- Texas Land and Title Association
- International Right of Way Association
- Lewisville Chamber of Commerce
- Mortgage Bankers Association
- BB & T
- First Reverse
- American Advisors Group
- Proficio Mortgage
- Bank of America
- Citi Mortgage
- JP Morgan Chase
- One Reverse Mortgage
- Quicken Loans
- TX Dot
- Urban Financial
- Wells Fargo
- United Security Financial
- Reverse Mortgage Funding